“The Life and Death of a Novelty Christmas Wreath” by Michael Ruocco

Michael Ruocco’s The Life and Death of a Novelty Christmas Wreath is a welcome antidote to the forced cheeriness of most animated holiday films. Ruocco’s decision to keep the wreath in a fixed center-screen position is an especially effective filmmaking choice that generates an unexpected amount of emotion and humor.


  • http://animationhardtofind.blogspot.com GW

    That was funny. Even though it’s a wreath, it has the character of an optimist whose life keeps on going downhill.

  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com Elliot Cowan

    Michael is a total class act.

  • dbenson

    Dark, but the offscreen reactions are great.